UUCR recently hosted a community meeting regarding Fairfax County's Ad Hoc Commission on Police Practices. The meeting was well attended by UUCR Members and Friends as well as by members of the community. The meeting was led by County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, and included updates on the status of the Commission's recommendations, a panel discussion on the issue of independent civilian review and open discussion on the issues.

Topics discussed during the meeting included the creation of an independent auditor to conduct independent reviews, the creation of a civilian review committee and questions regarding the racial makeup of the police department. Many of the recommendations, including the independent auditor and civilian review committee, will be taken under consideration by the county supervisors.

The following people were on the panel for the discussion regarding independent civilian review:

  • Shirley Ginwright - NAACP Fairfax County
  • Richard Perez - Fairfax County Police Department
  • Phillip A. Niedzielski-Eichner - Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission

Please contact Lee Norrgard, Chair of the Social Justice Committee with any questions.